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dooce

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The one that offers the most protection. After horrible experiences with a Ritter tenor bag, I would never use anything less than a Protec or similar myself, which hardly fits the description of "gig bag".
 

Ivan

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All I've ever read about gig bags is that saxophone repairers rather like them because dings and dents keep them in business
 

daveysaxboy

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What's the best gig bag to buy?

NONE to be fair but for little jams,rehearsals around the doors i'd go for a plush Reunion Blues leather bag with the big outer pocket.Costly but they are well padded and look cooler with age.
 

daveysaxboy

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The one that offers the most protection. After horrible experiences with a Ritter tenor bag, I would never use anything less than a Protec or similar myself, which hardly fits the description of "gig bag".

Yea the custom 875 looks SWEETTTTTT
 

altissimo

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NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
Use adequate protection - practice safe sax.....
If you really must use a gig bag, then the Tom and Will one's are quite well padded and good value for money.
No gig bag will ever protect your instrument against damage. A Tesco carrier bag would be just as good.
I don't recommend using a gig bag, although I use one myself. Someday I'll regret it.

Lightweight cases like this offer better protection - http://www.sax.co.uk/acatalog/Gator_Cases.html and obviously most sane people would use a Hiscox hard case or something similar

If you do go mad and decide to use a gig bag, then be prepared to keep a careful eye on your instrument at all times - be aware of all possible things you might bang it against - door frames etc, at gigs stash it somewhere safe (eg behind the PA) away from people loading stuff onto the stage, keep it on your knee on buses, always check it's properly zipped up, make sure the strap is secure..
in general, be ultra careful and paranoid about your precious horn in it's non protective container....

You're far better off with a hard case and the only excuse I have for not using one is that I don't have a car and thus hurrying across town to the bus stop/train station etc is a lot easier with less weight on my back and it attracts less attention from muggers, junkies, and drunkards wanting you to play 'Baker Street'

Since I'm trying to get some gigs abroad, I'm saving up for a Jakob Winter alto hard case - the 'Eastman' fibreglass one is fairly light (1.9 kg) and no more expensive than some of the pricier gig bags, or I might go mad and get the even lighter Carbon Fibre model (1.3 kg) which is still cheaper than the cost of getting my horn repaired
 

les3716

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Use adequate protection - practice safe sax.....

I'll remember this quote - lol, very sound advice!
 
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I don't know of any gig bag that would offer the kind of protection you get from a decent case.
I was given one as a birthday present,and soon decided to confine it to the attic where it could do no harm
 

aldevis

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What is your price range? Is weight an issue? There are few lovely shaped cases around.
I must say that Howarth's is currently showing good taste on the subject.
 
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TomMapfumo

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What is your price range? Is weight an issue? There are few lovely shaped cases around.
I must say that Howarth's is currently showing good taste on the subject.

I once never bought a case in Howarths in 2011!
 

Taz

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Don't listen to the others just do yourself a favour, buy a gig bag, place it on your head and then lightly head butt the corner of a shelf. The size of the resulting lump will tell you which case to put your beloved, cherished and delicate baby into.

Good luck (written with tongue in cheek) ;}
 

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